About the Journal

Uppsala Papers in Economic History (UPEH), ISSN 2004-5263, are online working papers intended to disseminate research results to other scholars in order to encourage discussion and suggestions before journal publication. The papers have not undergone peer review, but are published at the discretion of the UPEH editors.

UPEH series seeks to be a platform with a broad coverage in terms of timeframe, geographical scope, and methodological approaches. It seeks to disseminate work by economic historians, political economists, business scholars, economists, historians, demographers, geographers, political scientists, sociologists and other social scientists covering a wide variety of topics such as, but not limited to, economic growth, political economy, money and banking, international trade and finance, ecology, education, labour markets, inequality, industrial organization, science and technology, consumption, transportation, energy, agriculture, health, family/household, advertisement and marketing, institutional economics, history of economic thought and others.

UPEH are usually in English but working papers in any of the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) are also welcome for publication.

Potential working papers should be submitted to the editors: Anders Ögren (anders.ogren@ekhist.uu.se) or Valbona Muzaka (valbona.muzaka@ekhist.uu.se).

UPEH working papers receive a unique DOI. The working papers are hosted by Uppsala University Library and are available through the homepage of the Department of Economic History, Uppsala University as well as via DiVA, S-WoPEc, EconPapers RePEc and IDEAS.

All UPEH documents are, unless otherwise noted, Open Access and are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Authors retain full copyright of their work, and UPEH is granted a non-exclusive publishing right.

UPEH is the continuation of several printed series that has been issued at the Department of Economic History at Uppsala University since 1983: Uppsala papers in economic history: Research reports, ISSN 0281-4560 (1983–2005), Uppsala papers in economic history: Basic Readings, ISSN 0282-9142 (1985–1998), Uppsala papers in economic history: Working papers, ISSN 1102-1306 (1988–1993), Working papers in transport and communication history (1994–1999) and Uppsala Papers in Economic History, ISSN 1654-8019 (2007). Uppsala Papers in Economic History are issued in collaboration with the Uppsala Papers in Business and Financial History, ISSN 1104-0726 (since 1993). All these printed papers have been digitalised and are thus also possible to download.